Proposal Coordinator Salary

Median pay for Proposal Coordinators in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $50K per year. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Proposal Coordinators make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,872 - $72,615
(Median)
$37K
$50K
$73K
MEDIAN: $49,586
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$15.56 - $28.77
(Median)
$16
$21
$29
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$36,872 - $72,615  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,036  
Profit Sharing
$550  
Commission
$2,543  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,520 - $72,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 421
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.56 - $28.77  
   
Overtime
$22.60 - $45.57  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,036  
   
Commission
$2,543  
Profit Sharing
$550  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,520 - $72,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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Job Description for Proposal Coordinator

The proposal coordinator's primary responsibility is to coordinate all of the necessary steps to deliver proposals to clients. The job comes with strict deadlines, as well as strict requirements to meet clients' quality standards and detailed requirements. Specific tasks performed by proposal coordinators include working on bids and conducting background research required for proposals, supporting various departments by performing related activities, and performing large amounts of writing and editing. As such, written and verbal communication skills are extremely important to this job, along with strong organizational skills, proficiency with basic computer programs, and strong analytical abilities.

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Proposal Coordinator Tasks

  • Edit and rewrite proposals, including creating templates and boilerplate text.
  • Draft proposals and communicate across teams to get input and meet deadlines.
  • Coordinate and maintain team documentation efforts for responses to RFPs, RFIs, and other calls.
  • Analyze requirements and ensure that proposals meet requirements.

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Popular Skills for Proposal Coordinator


Survey results suggest that Proposal Coordinators put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Graphic Design, Desktop Publishing, Project Coordinating, and Proposal Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Microsoft Office are similarly competent in Proposal Writing.

Pay by Experience Level for Proposal Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Proposal Coordinators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $47K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $56K. Proposal Coordinators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $62K. Proposal Coordinators who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $65K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,336

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Proposal Coordinators, Arlington offers exceptional salaries, 27 percent above the national average. Proposal Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+18 percent), Reston (+18 percent), San Francisco (+10 percent), and San Antonio (+8 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 16 percent south of the national average, can be found in Seattle. Employers in San Diego and Houston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (12 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Proposal Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%



National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Proposal Coordinator Salaries

Graphic Design
up arrow 6%

Desktop Publishing
up arrow 3%

Project Coordinating
up arrow 2%

Proposal Writing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Editing
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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